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Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 8th (August 2008) | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 8th (August 2008)

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Every Friday for what now seems like a long time, I’ve been posting direct links to posts w/ their excepts of stuff that I’ve found interesting filtered through the eyes of a designer called Link Drop. On this 080808 below are some of the ideas that kind made me stop and think. TTTNW (till this time next week) – make the most of your weekend.

– Michael
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YOUNG GALLERY_1218157580753Jeffrey Milstein
EXCERPT: “Flying an airplane was one of my earliest dreams. Building and flying all the model planes I could afford, I became intimately familiar with aircraft design, and at the age of 17, I received my pilot’s license. Heavy metal, as the wide body jets are known, is the ultimate achievement in engineering and design.”

 The Dead End of Western Civilization | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters_1218158893746Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization
[Adbusters] EXCERPT: “We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product…”

 This is map #6_1218157473446Handmaps
EXCERPT: “an ongoing archive of maps and other interesting diagrams drawn by hand”

Behind Nike's Lawsuit Lies a Branding Story - Advertising Age - Digital_1218157487759Behind Nike’s Lawsuit Lies a Branding Story
[adage] EXCERPT: “There’s a fight brewing over the lightweight, wicking apparel technology known as Dri-Fit — but the battle is about search marketing and the right to bid on trademarked terms.”

 Sony BMG Sells Photos from its Archive, Ineptly_1218157524494Sony BMG Sells Photos from its Archive, Ineptly
[Pop Photo] EXCERPT: “We just saw on Wired.com that music company Sony BMG is selling prints of images from its archive. With CD sales in the dumper, the company is looking for alternative sources of revenue—what we in the digital content business call leveraging one’s assets.”

 HOW TO Solve The New York Times Crossword Puzzle - New York Times_1218157535171HOW TO; Solve The New York Times Crossword Puzzle
[NYT] EXCERPT: “A crossword puzzle is a battle between the puzzle maker and editor on one side and the solver on the other. But unlike most battles, both sides…”

radicalcartography_1218158087454RADICAL CARTOGRAPHY
EXCERPT: “If we were able to take as the finest allegory of simulation the Borges tale where the cartographers of the Empire draw up a map so detailed that it ends up exactly covering the territory…”

What I Learned Today - 14 Ways Starbucks Has Tried to Revitalize its Brand_121815754813414 Ways Starbucks Has Tried to Revitalize its Brand
[What I Learned Today] EXCERPT: ““We’re not this young, beloved, entrepreneurial enterprise anymore… We have to do business in a different way.” – Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz”

 The "Endless Accident Events" of Los Angeles_1218157567200The “Endless Accident Events” of Los Angeles
[BLDGBLOG] EXCERPT: “Artist Luther Thie’s proposed project LA Interchange would install a “gigantic public water fountain” at the intersection of L.A.’s Harbor and Santa Monica Freeways – and then use the fountain’s water supply…”

A video game inspired craft weblog — Sprite Stitch_1218157594551Sprite Stitch
EXCERPT: “I started this web log as a place to post cross stitch patterns that I have created. Most are video game (pixel) inspired, but not all. I will occasionally also post work by other crafters (with permission of course).”

 A Dutch Town Gone Graphic Design Crazy_1218157609164Breda: A Dutch Town Gone Graphic Design Crazy
[Ping Mag] EXCERPT: “A cryptic slash and a splash of copy-shop pastels announced Breda’s first-ever Graphic Design Festival in best DIY style. Design by Rob van Hoesel. Hands down, Dutch design is definitely a bit famous. From: Wim Crouwel to…”

 Advice for authors_1218157618956Advice for authors
[Seth Godin] EXCERPT: “Always beware free advice. It is worth what it costs! That said, I get a fair number of notes from well respected, intelligent people who are embarking on their…”

 The construct of loneliness & emotional bonds =The construct of loneliness & emotional bonds = ?
[Cellar Door] EXCERPT: “Let’s say a guy (we’ll call him Alex) goes on a business trip to a far away place and he misses his wife (let’s call her Jenny). Alex emails Jenny a photo of himself…”

 The Dead End of Western Civilization | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters_1218157422186Greyhound pulls ‘bus rage’ ads
[canada.com] EXCERPT: “Greyhound Canada said Tuesday that it is in the process of pulling a series of ads in an extensive, cross-country campaign featuring the slogan, “There’s a reason you’ve never heard of bus rage.””

 Daniel Eatock thumbprints every copy of IMPRINT_1218157646704Daniel Eatock thumbprints every copy of IMPRINT
[papressblog] EXCERPT: “UK-based graphic designer Daniel Eatock visited our warehouse in Indiana and thumbprinted the spines of each and every copy of his amazing…”

Keeping Up Nintendo's Momentum - WSJ.com_1218191203014Keeping Up Nintendo’s Momentum
[WSJ] EXCERPT: “After overseeing several years of rapid growth at Nintendo Co., President Satoru Iwata faces new challenges: how to keep players of the company’s videogames interested, and how to cultivate a new wave of customers.”

Kurve Designer Karim Rashid Thinks New York Has Some Catching Up to Do - Grub Street - New York Magazine_1218192173887Kurve Designer Karim Rashid Thinks New York Has Some Catching Up to Do
[Grub Street] EXCEPT: “When Andy Yang’s mysterious Thai venture, Kurve, finally went into soft-opening mode a…”

Fecal Face - Buff Monster Interview_1218192507302Buff Monster Interview
[Fecal Face] EXCERPT: “This LA based street artist is about to open his second solo show “The Sweetest Thing” at the LA based Corey Helford August 23rd. We got a chance to ask him about his upcoming show, what it’s like to date a porn star…”

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  • http://tokyohanna.blogspot.com Johanna

    Oh, thank you so much for the link, I am very flattered.
    Have a lovely weekend, Michael!